Illogicopedia:Image copyright tags

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Please tag all images on Illogicopedia with appropriate copyright status. When tagging images you will usually need the {{CC}} template, as the majority of pictures are licensed under the Creative Commons license. However not all images are licensed this way - these files are tagged appropriately with a link to the relevant license details.

The templates[edit]

Creative Commons[edit]

  • {{CC}}, for images licensed under the Creative Commons thingy, which Illogicopedia is licensed under. Note that there are multiple versions of the Creative Commons deed with varying restrictions on use; they are not interchangeable.

GNU images[edit]

  • {{GFDL}}. Anything uploaded to any Wikia wiki (except Uncyclopedia, Neciklopedie and Memory Alpha) is licensed under the GNU Public Documentation License.

  • {{GPL}} - image is free software.
  • {{WikiaScreenshot}} for screengrabs of Wikia wikis including their fork of Illogicopedia. Since the MediaWiki software is licensed under GNU, screenshots of MediaWiki potentially are also - in addition to the licenses on the individual page content. An example would be EPIC FLAIL.PNG.

Fair use / Fair dealing[edit]

These images are copyrighted but uploaded to Illogicopedia for use in "critical reviews". Remember to post a rationale (why it is relevant for your article) for the image or it may be deleted.

  • {{Fairuse}} or {{FairDealing}} for most copyrighted images including DVD covers, works of art and book covers.
  • {{TVScreenshot}} for television screenshots and logos. Pretty self-explanatory.

Television copyright.jpg
This image is a screenshot of a copyrighted television program, film, advertisement, video game or station ID. As such, the copyright for it is most likely owned by the company or corporation that produced it. It is believed that the non-commercial use of a limited number of web-resolution screenshots for identification and critical commentary on the station ID or program and its contents qualifies as fair dealing with the material under Canadian copyright law. Any other uses of this image, on-wiki or elsewhere, might be copyright infringement.

To the uploader: please add a detailed fair use rationale for each use as well as the source of the work and copyright information.

Public domain[edit]

Images whose copyright have expired.

  • {{PD}}, for images in the public domain. These include very old works (where the author died more than 100 years ago), rasterised fonts from typefaces or maps over 50 years old. Expiry of copyrights varies from one jurisdiction to another, depending on federal laws; in some cases, a living author will choose to voluntarily release content to the public domain.


  • {{Copyedit}} - image is an edit of pixels from various sources. Where appropriate, supplement with other tags such as the GFDL one.
  • {{CFU}}, copyrighted free use.

See also[edit]